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The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: NY

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 23rd Line Of Duty Death for 2016 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Theodore A. Stafford has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Sag Harbor Fire Department.

Theodore A. Stafford

Rank: Firefighter Age: 73
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 48

Date of Incident: 05/02/2016
Time of Incident: 1824hrs
Date of Death: 05/02/2016

Fire Department: Sag Harbor Fire Department
Address: 1357 Brickiln RD POB 209, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Fire Department Chief: Thomas Gardella

Incident Description: Firefighter Stafford died at home from a nature and cause of fatal injury still to be determined shortly after responding to the fire station for an emergency call.

Incident Location: 1357 Brickiln RD POB 209, Sag Harbor, NY 11963

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter and Ex-Captain Theodore Stafford at

To date, 23 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2016. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

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